Election day is almost here. After years of warnings, are state and local governments ready for what Russia, Iran or any number of ransomware gangs have in store for them?
Tyler Technologies, the U.S.’s largest provider of software and services to the public sector said on Wednesday that it was hacked by unknown assailants, who gained “unauthorized access” to the company’s IT and phone systems. Tyler, which sells software that supports a wide range of public sector functions such as permitting, inspections, 311 systems and utility billing said that it has hired independent IT experts to investigate the incident. The company’s MUNIS ERP (enterprise resource planning) technology is widely used by local governments across the U.S. “We are treating this matter with the highest priority and working with independent IT experts to conduct a thorough investigation and response,” wrote Matt Bieri, the company’s Chief Information Officer in an email obtained by The Security Ledger. Tyler is also working with law enforcement. The company’s web page displayed a message saying it was “temporarily unavailable” Wednesday evening. In the email message to […]
In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by RSA, we take on the question of securing the 2020 Presidential election. Given the magnitude of the problem, could taking a more risk-based approach to security pay off? We’re joined by two information security professionals: Rob Carey is the Vice President and General Manager of Global Public Sector Solutions at RSA. Also joining us: Sam Curry, the CSO of Cybereason.
In this episode of the podcast (#172), Jennifer Bisceglie, the founder and CEO of Interos to talk about the links between America’s voting infrastructure and countries with a history of trying to subvert democracy.
A new study by the firm Interos found that many hardware components in a popular touchscreen voting machine used in the U.S. originate in China or Russia.